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Old 10-22-2009, 08:24 PM
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Default Re: Low budget performance

I agree the most folks here - it's the user, not the tool. However, there's a big caveat here...

This rule applies IF you know what you are doing. If you're good, you can do a lot with cheap tools or you can tweak cheap tools to make them better. The gotcha comes when you're a noob and/or not your skills aren't that good at a task.

When you're good, you can spot screwups quickly. But when you're new or unskilled at a task, how do you tell if it's you or the tool that is at fault. The problem is that you can't - it could be you or it could be the tool, and you can't tell which.

It may seem counter-intuitive, but I believe that newbies and the unskilled need good quality tools more than super-skilled people. When you screw up using a good quality tool, at least its easy to find the source of the problem by looking in the mirror.


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